Coordinates: 51°15′29″N 1°06′43″W / 51.258°N 1.112°W / 51.258; -1.112 South Ham is a district and ward of Basingstoke, to the west of the town centre.
It takes its name from South Ham Farm, which was once the major farm in the area but was demolished in the early 1960s. Parts of the area were developed for Council Housing in both the 1930s and 1950s when Western Way, one of the principal roads was built. The majority of development took place in the late 1960s, when the Basingstoke was developed as an overspill town for London. South Ham has a number of roads named after royalty, authors and saints.
South Ham has four schools (Aldworth Science College, Park View Infants and Juniors, St. Anne's Catholic Primary School and Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School), a library, a dental practice and surgery and several churches.
... Centre as service 43) 43 TOWN CENTRE - Worting Road - South Ham - Fiveways - Buckskin - Worting - Winklebury - PARK PREWETT (Most journeys continue to Town Centre as service 42) 44 ... Down (Services numbered 46A operate via Basing View AA) 48 TOWN CENTRE - South View - TOWN CENTRE (Services numbered 48A operate via Basing View AA) 49 PARK PREWETT - Hospital - Oakridge ... Park Prewett - Winklebury - Worting - WEST HAM LEISURE CENTRE (Evenings and Sundays only, journeys start/finish as service 158 via South Ham) 150 BASINGSTOKE - Popley - Hospital - Pamber End ...
... BRIGHTON HILL (Most journeys start/finish as service 322 via Winchester Road) 324/325 SOUTH HAM - TOWN CENTRE - POPLEY WAY (Service 324 operates in anticlockwise loop in South Ham ...
Famous quotes containing the words ham and/or south:
“We had some ham and eggs and took our time saying goodbye to the bright lights.”
—Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)
“In the far South the sun of autumn is passing
Like Walt Whitman walking along a ruddy shore.
He is singing and chanting the things that are part of him,
The worlds that were and will be, death and day.
Nothing is final, he chants. No man shall see the end.
His beard is of fire and his staff is a leaping flame.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)